ANNUAL FARM TO TABLE FUNDRAISING DINNER
The Northeast Earth Coalition (NEEC) is delighted to welcome you to the fall Farm to Table Annual Fundraiser Dinner at the Guild Room of First Congregational Church, 40 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042, October 21, 2017. (5:30pm to 8:30pm)
The Farm to Table dinner will feature local, organically grown vegetables produced by Deacon Willie Davis, urban farmer and environmental steward of the Green Acre Community Garden in Paterson. Local chefs will prepare seasonal dishes using produce directly from the Green Acre Garden and local organic farmers.
A variety of dishes, including vegetarian and vegan options, and beverages will be accompanied by live music from local musicians. A silent auction/raffle will also be part of the evening. Deacon Davis and the Green Acre Garden Committee will share a brief presentation that discusses the impact of the garden and its vision for the future.
Proceeds from this event will directly benefit the NEEC Urban Growers Program, which is a supporter of the Green Acre Community Garden. Your $60 contribution will cover the dinner, desserts and refreshments. 50% of the ticket will be tax deductible. We also welcome donations to support our Environmental Initiatives and Building Community Programs.
History of Green Acre:
Once a small garden consisting of six raised beds, the Green Acre Community Garden, located at the corner of Rosa Parks Blvd. and 12th Avenue in Paterson, has blossomed into a formidable urban farm and beaming source of pride for the community. Thanks to Deacon Davis’s continuous efforts to transform the space and significantly increase food production, the bounty of the garden is shared biweekly with 35 + families from the community during the summer and fall seasons.
The garden is also a neighborhood destination through free family-friendly events such as cookouts, harvest festivals, and Earth Day Celebrations. Pollinator friends are also frequent visitors as the garden serves as a refuge for birds, bees, and butterflies. A volunteer garden committee, community volunteers, and organizations such as NEEC, Habitat for Humanity, and City Green, have helped contribute to the success of the garden.
Northeast Earth Coalition:
The Northeast Earth Coalition, Inc., (NEEC) is a non-profit organization based in Montclair that works at the community level to protect the environment and promote local sustainability and food security.
The NEEC supports the work of community and environmental activists who give hope for a better future. Its Urban Growers program promotes local food production, sustainability, and community leadership.
The Northeast Earth Coalition is a longtime partner of the Green Acre Community Garden and is seeking to make connections between gardeners in Paterson, Passaic and surrounding communities.
I hope to see you there!
To buy tickets, please follow this link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/neec-annual-farm-to-table-fundraiser-dinner-tickets-38109937850
Gardening for Life, holistic approaches to transform your yard and your life. Come and learn about healthy soil, composting, seasonal vegetable planting, sustainable & eco-friendly practices, backyard habitats, native plants, pollinator & butterflies gardens – Free Event!
Saturday, April 30 2016, from 3pm – 5pm
Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042
Coming Soon: 4th Annual Sustainable Living Empowerment Conference: Branching Communities Together, Cosponsored by The Northeast Earth Coalition (NEEC) and organized by Newark Science and Sustainability, Inc. Saint Peter’s University – Jersey City – Saturday April 23, 2016
COMMUNITY GARDENS DAY 2016
The Northeast Earth Coalition is part of a nationwide movement of people who want fresh, local food and recognize that community gardens play a vital role in providing it. They also recognize the need for people to support the habitat of pollinators such as bees and butterflies, so crucial to a continuing food supply. These projects also create social ‘how to’ networking opportunities so that more people can participate.
We would like to invite you to be part of Community Garden Day 2016. To participate, please complete the registration form (See below) and send a two-paragraph description of your garden, its location, two digital pictures and your contact information to the email address below.
Your photos will be entered in the “Best Community Garden Picture of 2016” contest. The winner will receive a $500 prize to support the work of their gardening group
Deadline for registration is May 15, 2016. The garden photo winner will be announced on June 30, 2016. See photo contest rules attached. Please email your registration and the two pictures to:
Northeast Earth Coalition,
Attn. Community Gardens Open House Day 2016
More information can also be found at www.neearth.org . This site also offers comprehensive, updated information about environmental issues, including sustainable communities, renewable energy, wildlife habitats, and environment protection as well as making safer and healthier communities.
Please find attached the registration form (which must be signed and submitted with your registration) and the flyer for the event.
Jose German, President, Northeast Earth Coalition (NEEC)
The NEEC is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that supports the work of environmental groups and provide mutual support in building sustainable eco-friendly communities.
Community Garden Name:________________________________________________________
Community Garden Leader/Representative:___________________________________________
Email address: ________________________________Phone:____________________________
Postal Address: _________________________________________________________________
Garden Description: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Number of people participating in the Community Garden: __________
Photograph & Video Release Form
I hereby grant permission to the Northeast Earth Coalition, Inc. the rights of my image, likeness and sound of my voice as recorded on audio or video tape without payment or any other consideration. I understand that my image may be edited, copied, exhibited, published or distributed and waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product wherein my likeness appears. Additionally, I waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of my image or recording. I also understand that this material may be used in diverse educational settings within an unrestricted geographic area.
Photographic, audio or video recordings may be used for the following purposes:
- conference and educational presentations or courses
- informational presentations
- on-line educational courses and educational videos
By signing this release I understand this permission signifies that photographic or video recordings of me may be electronically displayed via the Internet or in the public educational setting.
I will be consulted about the use of the photographs or video recording for any purpose other than those listed above.
There is no time limit on the validity of this release nor is there any geographic limitation on where these materials may be distributed.
This release applies to photographic, audio or video recordings collected as part of the sessions listed on this document only.
By signing this form I acknowledge that I have completely read and fully understand the above release and agree to be bound thereby. I hereby release any and all claims against any person or organization utilizing this material for educational purposes.
Street Address/P.O. Box________________________________________
Postal Code/Zip Code__________________________________________
Phone ___________________________ Fax _______________________
If this release is obtained from a presenter under the age of 19, then the signature of that presenter’s parent or legal guardian is also required.
Parent’s Signature_____________________ Date____________________________
Talent Release Form
Talent Name: __________________________________ (Thereafter referred to as “Talent”)
E-mail: ___________________________________Phone Number: _____________________________
Agent/Manager (If applicable):__________________________ Phone Number: ___________________
Producer’s Name: Northeast Earth Coalition, Inc. (Thereafter referred to as “Producer”)
Production Title: “Best Community Garden Picture of 2016 Contest”
Compensation: No compensation offered – Only Winning Contest Photo will be awarded
Talent authorizes, as part of the Production and for the compensation stated above, Producer to:
- Photograph Talent and record his/her voice and likeness for the purpose of Production, whether by film, videotape, magnetic tape, digitally or otherwise;
- Make copies of the and recordings so made;
- Use Talent’s name and likeness for the purpose of education, promotion or advertising or the sale or trading in the photograph.
- Talent understands the terns described in this contract. He/She is over 18 years old and has the authority to sign this contract and grant Producer the rights given under this contract. If Talent is a minor under the laws of the state where his/her appearance is recorded:
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